Review: The Mule (2018)

Event cinema can easily be defined in this day and age as the next studio tentpole-release, of which there are many throughout a single year, but personal taste and anticipation are also defining factors. If you’re a long-time Clint Eastwood fan like myself, then his latest feature The Mule is…

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Blu-ray Review: You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Scottish-born director Lynne Ramsay only has a handful of films to her name, but is synonymous with well-crafted and hard-edged narratives. Her latest feature, You Were Never Really Here had come with much anticipation ahead of its brief run in Australian cinemas last September. Now available on Blu-ray from Umbrella…

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Blu-ray Review: Frog Dreaming (1986)

Capping off 2018’s slate of ‘Ozploitation Classics’ Umbrella Entertainment have given Brian Trenchard-Smith’s childhood-centric Frog Dreaming (The Quest, The Go-Kids) a welcome HD upgrade, restored from a new 4K scan. Often dubbed a ‘VHS favourite’ among those who grew up during the mid-80s and early 90s, Cody is young American…

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Blu-ray Review: This Island Earth (1955)

While last year’s line-up of Cinema Cult releases focused on the lesser known from names synonymous with horror, I was glad to see the label find dip their toes into some 50s science fiction with This Island Earth. Often regarded as a quintessential title, Universal Studio’s first colour entry in…

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Blu-ray Review: Day of the Dead – Ultimate Edition

Unjustly criticised upon its release, with some prominent film critics missing the point entirely, George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead has since become recognised as one of the most significant and influential zombie films of all time; on equal footing with its two predecessors, Dawn of the Dead and…

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Review: The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

Watching films ironically has long been a popular pastime, especially among pop culture aficionados, one that’s grown in popularity with the rise of podcasts and social media. Netflix seems to have taken note in recent years, particularly via their stable of Christmas features, most of which clearly make no apologies…

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Review: Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

Will the ‘zombie apocalypse’ ever become passé? I suppose it has to a degree, depending on the type of fans you speak to, but more often than not, it remains a recipe for a successful film venture. Nevertheless, new release feature Anna and the Apocalypse covers its bases with a…

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Blu-ray Review: Dances with Wolves (1990)

Out now on Blu-ray from Via Vision Entertainment is Kevin Costner’s grand American feature, Dances with Wolves, a movie so big that it was sold in a two-VHS tape release in the 1990s. The era’s biggest heartthrob doubles as our lead performer playing army Lieutenant John Dunbar, a man assigned…

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